Disasters

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  • 16 Jan 2018- 08:51 by Local Press Report LONDON Mining Journal The water issue is not as simple as being able to locate a captive source to start a development, it is much more complicated. "From supply origin (surface, ground, sea or third-party water), management (recirculation and
  • 25 Jan 2017- 11:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent New York, NY, United States Banco Safra SA has filed a class action in New York against BHP Billiton and Vale, joint-venture partners in Samarco, the iron ore mine responsible for Brazil’s worst ever environmental disaster. Australian media reports that
  • 9 Aug 2016- 10:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States A US federal appeals court this week blocked enforcement of a $9.5 billion USD fine against oil giant Chevron, issued by an Ecuadorian court in 2011 for pollution in that country’s Amazon region. The 2nd US Circuit Court of
  • 31 May 2016- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom A UK court ruled this week that the lawsuit filed against the Konkola Copper Mine (KCM) for polluting the Kafue River in Zambia can proceed in the United Kingdom. KCM, a subsidiary of Vedanta Resources, had claimed the case should
  • 20 May 2016- 10:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Mining company Antofagasta announced this week that it had finally reached an agreement with local community members over a tailings dam at its Los Pelambres copper mine in central Chile. Addressing shareholders in London this week,
  • 11 Apr 2016- 11:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom The US law firm hired by miners BHP Billiton and Vale SA to conduct an independent investigation into the tailings dam collapse at the Samarco iron ore mine in Brazil’s Minas Gerais state has close commercial ties to both
  • 1 Apr 2016- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom Human rights organization Survival International has called on the United Nations to take action to address the high rates of mercury poisoning among indigenous people in the Amazon regions of Brazil, Venezuela and Peru. In a
  • 23 Mar 2016- 10:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUSAKA, Zambia The decision to file a pollution lawsuit against mining company Vedanta Resources in the United Kingdom, rather than Zambia, undermines the Zambian judiciary, President Edgar Lungu said this week. Vedanta is accused of discharging
  • 2 Mar 2016- 10:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom The Ogale and Bille communities from Nigeria’s Rivers State are suing oil giant Shell in a London court over contamination in the Niger Delta. They are being represented by British law firm Leigh Day. The first hearing at the
  • 22 Feb 2016- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Egypt has finished its review of the draft contract with French consultancies BRL Group and Artelia for studies on the impacts of Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam, and is ready to sign it in the next few days, Minister of Irrigation and
  • 19 Feb 2016- 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia The initial results of studies assessing the downstream impacts of Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam are not binding for Addis Ababa, Ethiopian Water Minister Motuma Mekasa said this week. He told Turkey’s Anadolu Agency on Februay
  • 15 Feb 2016- 10:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MUNICH, Germany Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan will hold ministerial-level talks on Ethiopia’s contentious Grand Renaissance Dam project and Nile water-sharing on the sidelines of the Africa 2016 investment forum, which is being held in the Egyptian Red Sea
  • 10 Feb 2016- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KHARTOUM, Sudan Irrigation ministers from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan held talks in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, on February 10th to look over the technical offers submitted by French consultancies BRL Group and Artelia to carry out studies on the
  • 12 Jan 2016- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al Sisi met on January 11th with Defense Minister Sedqi Sobhi, Water Resources and Irrigation Minister Hossam Moghazi and Head of the General Intelligence Directorate Khalid Fawzy to discuss various water and
  • 12 Jan 2016- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States On the eve of the sixth anniversary of the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that hit Haiti on January 12, 2010, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on the international community to “stand with Haiti” as it moves to rebuild. “The

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